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. . .Kev and Jill Distant - Top of the Range Training

Kev Distant

Kev Distant is a highly  qualified trainer commencing his training career with Queensland Rail over30 years ago. Starting as an assistant  first aid trainer and then gaining qualification through Qld Rail and TAFE as a fully qualified trainer delivering training in Low Voltage Rescue, Pole Top Rescue, Tower Rescue, Confined Space and First Aid.

He took on the position with QR as Rescue and Resuscitation Instructor for south west Queensland. He then taught under the banner of Qld Ambulance Service followed by working for St John Ambulance as an instructor and also with the volunteer wing. Then commencing a paid position with Sports Injury Nurses. So this combined with many years of first aid competitions means he has a wealth of experience and knowledge  to bring to the classroom making the learning enjoyable and applicable to everyday situations.

Kev believes it is a must that he ensures the participants relax and enjoy the day and of course this means you take in more and retain more information.

Being a trade qualified electrical linesperson, allows him to have extensive knowledge of the electrical industry when training tradesmen and others in Low Voltage Rescue procedures. This enables realism in the delivery of the training.


Jill Distant

Kev is married to Jill. Jill's background is in teaching. She is a qualified teacher of 25 years experience.

Jill believes in the need for everyone to have a sound knowledge of First Aid and also a knowledge of Mental Health First Aid. With this in mind, she has undertaken a variety of courses linked to suicide intervention, domestic violence and grief and loss support.

Jill works as the Office Manager for Top of the Range Training.